two children playing on a coloured tray. View is from the back.

WElcome to Ivy Street!

We are based in an amazing building at 54 Ivy Street, directly opposite Hoxton Garden Primary School.

We welcome anyone caring for pre-school children and have spaces at all our sessions. No need to book, just drop-in.

We look forward to welcoming you to our sessions, and to our new building!

Our Drop-in sessions are open to anyone with a pre-school child and you can come more than once a week if you wish. Toys and activities for the children and a hot drink for you!

We ask for a donation of £1 per session towards our running costs, please let us know if you prefer to pay for a block of sessions by card.

A small baby sits on a red mat and plays with some small plastic toys. He holds a rattle up with his right hand.
A group of children and mothers sit around a rainbow striped blanket eating snacks outdoors in the shade of a gazebo, sunlight streams down amongst them.



Open access session featuring singing, music-making and all kinds of tuneful fun


Open access session for your little ones to have fun getting messy with lots of different textures and materials.



STAY & PLAY ALL DAY! 9.30am to 11.30am and 1pm to 3pm

Crafts, drinks, snacks, stories, chats - all of your favourite Ivy Street activities across 2 sessions.

A brown haired little boy sits at a table covered in a green plastic cloth. He has a large paper leaf shape in front of him and he is painting it with his hands in reds and yellows. He has a protective apron on and there is a stack of colourful toddler chairs behind him. He is concentrating hard and looking at his hand on the paper. His leaf will go on one of our autumn displays.
Large pale blue tray filled with colourful gauze scarves and various shakers and bells for our toddler music session.


STAY & PLAY ALL DAY 9.30 - 3

Open-access stay & play session, bring your lunch or buy one of our cheese toasties. Drop in for an hour or stay for the whole day.


STORYTELLING 9.30 - 11.30

Join Victoria as she brings popular childrens stories to life in a variety of fun and engaging ways

"Lockdown babies was the first chance I had to meet other mums and babies after my baby was born in the first lockdown...I've made friends, as has my baby girl, that have been really important to us, and I hope we'll stay in touch in years to come!"

Hayley, Mum of 4 month old.

“I don’t know what I’d do without Ivy Street, my social life would come to an end!” 

Jo, Mum of 2 year old.

"Come sit down and get comfy. What's your name? Would you like a cup of tea?" a friendly face asked. Now this was something that makes Ivy St different from all the other groups I had previously attended."

Victoria – Mum of two and our Musical Storyteller

we look forward to seeing you soon!

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54 Ivy Street,
London, N1 5JE

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